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The Italian Girl.

by Iris Murdoch

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New York, NY Hearst Corporation: Avon , 1965. Mass Market Paperback First Edition Thus (1965), so stated. First Edition Thus (1965), so stated. Very Good- in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: slight spine lean; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing and faint, but pervasive soiling to wrapper covers; a very faint crease to the backstrip; former owner's name at the front endpaper; the binding is secure; text clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7 x 4.3 x 0.45 inches). 160 pages. Language: English. Weight: 3.5 ounces. S193. Cover illustration by Pucci. Mass Market Paperback.

Edmund has escaped from his family into a lonely life.Returning for his mother's funeral he finds himself involved in the old, awful problems together with some new ones. He also rediscovers the eternal family servant, the ever-changing Italian girl, who has always 'a second mother' This particular return to mother holds some surprises for Edmund.




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